View Full Version : Eldar webway map?

29-05-2005, 12:14

Is it just me or does the picture in this article look like a map? *cough* Webway *cough*

29-05-2005, 13:29
From what I've read in the article presented (it's in the codex) and other references to it, it reprensents a kind of cosmological map. Eldar entities and their relationships contained between them.

29-05-2005, 14:27
Like a kind of 'they did this, they like them but they keep away from them' map?

Flame Boy
29-05-2005, 18:51
As I'm sure I've heard you couldn't plot a Webway map in the traditional sense, I suppose this could be some kind of obscure, abstract guide to the webway, without actually explaining where each strand leads. It would be typically Eldar to turn a map into a story to make it Pretty.... lol

29-05-2005, 19:56
lol, true. However, I agree with Solarc, it says in one caption that it shows the Harlequins sub sect. So unless the Harlequins have their own special chamber in the webway for general joviality...

Salty :)

29-05-2005, 20:29
I think that the caption means that the rune symbol shows the sub-grou known as the Harliquins.

Khaine's Messenger
29-05-2005, 20:33
Is it just me or does the picture in this article look like a map? *cough* Webway *cough*

Pretty dull for a map of the webway (Eldar language, written and "spoken," has a lot of nuances that go well beyond the merely visible)....on the other hand, an Imperial Fist was capable of using a set of scrimshaw tools to etch a webway path into a Navigator's warp eye, so I suppose it could be. Still, it's stated in the 'dex to be a sort of cosmological map, as has been pointed out previously. It's no more indicative of anything than the Celestial Hierarchy notes differences between Thrones and Archangels. ;)

Avenging Dentist
29-05-2005, 22:20
It's not a map of the Webway. It is (probably) "some form of physical representation of the beliefs of the disparate Eldar races." The picture is just a copy of one in an Inquisitor article (it probably came from elsewhere first) here (http://www.specialist-games.com/inquisitor/assets/pdf/unoff/EladrInq.pdf), on page 8. This version also includes translations of the symbols. Hope this helps clear things up.

31-05-2005, 17:00
I wouldnt think that there would be a physical map of the web way as that would be far to easy to locate and translate. The web way is sacred to the elder and it is not without danger and trouble. in the =][= wars draco collection, they use a navigators warp eye to navigate in the webway to locate the black library. I think if i remember correctly you navigate the webway by ur senses both mental and pshycic. The harliquins are the wanderers in the web way they travel form portal to portal.

Puffin Magician
31-05-2005, 22:48
Without reading anything on the website, I know it's from the Eldar Codex and it is not a map. It shows the relationship between the different symbols and their meanings. A bit of an Etymology (http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r=2&q=etymology) lesson.

A map of the webway, if comprehensible to humans at all, would be much larger and more extensive than this [it spanned most of the Galaxy IIRC].

01-06-2005, 03:47
I generally thought of it as a geneology map. Just because it is sophistacated dosn't mean it has to automatically be to complex to understand.

Avenging Dentist
01-06-2005, 04:17
gLOBS: That sounds to me like what the .pdf I linked to was getting at. Basically it just shows how the various eldar groups are linked to one another.

Puffin Magician: Yeah, I kind of figured it was in the eldar codex, but not having a copy, I wasn't able to say for sure...

01-06-2005, 17:07
The Inquisitor article looks to be an exact reprint of the one in the codex.

I always imagined that a map of the webway would look like those maps of the internet superimposed onto the shape of the galaxy, except the branches would be more fluid and interchange. This website shows what I'm talking about:

At least this is what the webway resembled before the awakening of She Who Thirsts.